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2014 is shaping up to be a great year for home sellers in The Woodlands. In the past, many homeowners have been stuck underwater in equity in their homes, unable to refinance or even sell due to feeling at the mercy of the real estate market. But since last year, the housing market has been springing back to life and Woodlands homeowners are feeling more motivated as prices rise.

If you’re thinking of selling your homes in The Woodlands this year, know that the homebuyers know have different priorities— it will take a great home to catch their eye to stand out among the others this season. And while there are more homebuyers in the market since many sellers were last in the game, it’s important to follow these tips to make sure you will be a home seller success.

Take Great Photos
With many homebuyers beginning their home search online, it’s important to have clear, professional listing photos to spark buyer interest. Listings may go online with one photo or those not in the best shape and these cause a misrepresentation of your property. To catch a buyer’s eye, consult your real estate agent in The Woodlands on how to take professional photos with high resolution, at the best time of day, and with angles that tell the story of your home.

Have Your Home Inspected
Don’t let your Woodlands home enter the market before finding out if there are any flaws or issues a homebuyer may encounter and find unattractive. To avoid having to give any price reductions, you might like to schedule a pre-listing inspection and if issues are found, you can price the home accordingly. And when you can provide Woodlands homebuyers more information from the start, you’ll already be in high regard.

Work with the Buyer
In this market, home sellers are in a good place— and if you are one of the lucky ones to receive multiple offers on your Woodlands area home, be willing to work with them to let them know you have their best interests through the closing. For instance, do they want an early closing? If you can make it work, go ahead. Small offerings might go a long way in their mind and you’ll come out with a successful home sale. Other such offerings might include a home warranty or small credit on the purchase price.

To be a successful when selling your homes in The Woodlands this year, be ready to place yourself in the buyer’s shoes. What do they want in your area? What does your home offer them? Can you offer them a credit or incentive to seal the deal? Buyers this year are indeed motivated to find homes for sale in The Woodlands, but they’re also cautious. They’ve seen what the housing market can do (and not do) and they are turning to the web to answer questions, find homes and more. Make sure your home is presenting its best possible face and go from there.

Have questions? Contact us at Keller Williams in The Woodlands today!

Rick Raanes

Keller Williams The Woodlands  |  281-960-1900

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